Shangri-La Frontier Anime Gets Lycagon Visual for New Arc

The Shangri-La Frontier anime has received a new visual, hyping the upcoming Journeying Wolf, Be Ambitious chapter which begins with Episode 21. The visual depicts the Unique Monster, Lycagon, and was drawn by Shangri-La Frontier manga illustrator Ryosuke Fuji. Posted to X (formerly Twitter), the visual was teased: “Lycagon, a night raider floating in the darkness, has an overwhelming presence that even makes you feel intimidating.” Check it out below:

The visual’s release suggests that the next Unique Monster Sunraku and Co. faces comes via a rematch with Lycagon. Fans received a massive lore drop in the last episode, revealing that Wethermon the Tombguard was actually one of the more difficult monsters to defeat, with Ctarnidd expected to be the first to be defeated. Wethermon’s life and death were recently commemorated in a special video, which can be viewed below. The Shangri-La Frontier ending song, “Gajumaru ~Heaven in the Rain~” sung by ReoNa plays over emotional scenes from the anime:

Fans can also check out Shangri-La Frontier monster designer Hiroyuki Taiga’s artwork, depicting Wethermon and Setsuna below (via X, formerly Twitter):

Shangri-La Frontier is animated by C2C, with direction from Toshiyuki Kubooka, assistant direction by Hiroki Ikeshita, the screenplay by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, and character design and chief animation direction by Ayumi Kurashima. Fans can read the manga by Katarina via Kodansha USA and watch the series on Crunchyroll. The latter describes the series:
Rakuro Hizutome only cares about one thing: beating crappy VR games. He devotes his entire life to these buggy games and could clear them all in his sleep. One day, he decides to challenge himself and play a popular god-tier game called Shangri-La Frontier. But he quickly learns just how difficult it is. Will his expert skills be enough to uncover its hidden secrets?

Source: X (formerly Twitter), GetNews
© Katarina, Ryosuke Fuji, Kodansha / “Shangri-La Frontier” Production Committee